september, 2017

13sep6:00 pm- 7:30 pmFeaturedFestival of Democracy | Authoritarianism6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Event Organized By: Sydney Ideas, the Thinkers' Guide to the 21st Century and Sydney Democracy Network

Event Details

Co-hosted with Sydney Ideas and the Thinkers’ Guide to the 21st Century

Historians these days probably get less sleep than anyone else – kept up by the echoes of the past in the radically shifting world political landscape. The historical allusions of contemporary governments in the US, and in Europe, are driving all manner of comparisons with the 1930s in particular, and the rise of Nazism, Fascism, and Authoritarianism.

This panel brings together four University of Sydney academics who specialise in the political cultures of the last century, to discuss the relevance of the past, and these categories to the present. We consider Greece, Egypt, Europe and the US. If we can work out how different the present is from the past, hopefully we can all get some sleep!

Speakers:

Professor Vrasidas Karalis, Sir Nicholas Laurantus Professor of Modern Greek, the University of Sydney

Professor Dirk Moses, Professor of Modern History, the University of Sydney

Dr Lucia Sorbera, Senior Lecturer, Department of Arabic Language and Cultures, the University of Sydney

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Time

(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

General Lecture Theatre

Quadrangle Building, University of Sydney

Organizer

Sydney Ideas, the Thinkers' Guide to the 21st Century and Sydney Democracy Network

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